Category: Features

Rivera Sun: 10 Ways to Make the Change You Want

There’s a lot to learn from our fellow human beings’ efforts toward peace and justice. If we pay attention, stay alert, and take notes, we might find our own work for change grows in power, strength, and wisdom

Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Virus: All that is Solid Melts into Air

Since the 1980s—as neoliberalism established itself as the leading version of capitalism, which in its turn became increasingly dependent on the logic of the financial sector—the world has been living in a permanent state of crisis

Vijay Prashad: The Mutilated World Is Moved by the Nurses and Doctors

Even in the most threadbare health systems, cannibalized by austerity, it is the nurses and doctors, the ambulance paramedics and the janitors, who have been heroic in their work

Jack Rasmus: An Economic Recovery Program—Theirs vs. Mine

While focus has been on addressing the biological devastation wrought by the virus, the economic devastation keeps growing

Jeremy Brecher: First U.S. Union-Authorized Climate Strike?

If Local 26 is forced to strike again, one thing is clear: It will do so not only as the representative of its own members, but as the champion of everyone who knows they are threatened by climate change

Badri Raina: Corona in an Up-and-Down Nation

Corona is a sly assassin

Noam Chomsky: Sanders Threatens the Establishment by Inspiring Popular Movements

Inspiring a popular movement that violates these norms is a serious attack on democracy, so conceived, an intolerable assault against good order

Medea Benjamin: Can the World’s Second Superpower Rise From the Ashes of Twenty Years of War?

If there is a lesson for peace-loving Americans in the Obama and Trump presidencies, it is that we cannot just walk out of the voting booth and leave it to a champion in the White House to end our wars and bring us peace. In the final analysis, it really is up to us

Andrea Mazzarino: Women and Trauma in the Trump/Putin Era

Photo by Ms Jane Campbell/   Last month, as hundreds of thousands of people showed up for the Women’s March in Washington, DC, a few miles from my home, I was at a karate dojo testing for my first belt. My fellow practitioners, ranging in age from five into their seventies, looked on as I Read more…

Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Toward A New Universal Declaration Of Human Rights, I

By 1000 Words/   Baruch de Spinoza, the great 17th century philosopher, wrote that the two basic human emotions (or “affections,” as he called them) are fear and hope, and he suggested that a balance needs to be struck between the two, because fear unmingled with hope leads to despair and hope unmingled with fear Read more…

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